Android surprised us all earlier this month by officially announcing the name of the next version of Android, 4.4 KitKat. Goggle did not disclose when Android 4.4 would be released, but a new Facebook post from Nestle’s German KitKat Facebook page confirms that Android KitKat will be released sometime in October.
While this partnership still has a lot of us scratching our heads, it will no doubt provide more excitement for the Android ecosystem, with the Android brand invading store shelves around the world. Since the Facebook comment comes from Nestle, it could still be incorrect. We’re expecting to see Google announce the Nexus 5 within the next couple of weeks, alongside Android 4.4. In the past, it has taken at least a month after the announcements for the new Nexus devices and Android versions to roll out, so Nestle may have gotten the release dates and the announcement dates mixed up, or maybe something is lost in the translation.
Either way, we are sure to see Android 4.4 in the flesh soon, but we may not get our hands on it until November. The Facebook post follows below. For those who don’t speak Deutsche, here’s the translation:
Tim – When will Android 4.4 KitKat (come)?
KitKat – Hi Tim, Android 4.4 KitKat is available from October.